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Fannie Mae Responds to Hensarling Critiques

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Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said on Friday that the committee would be launching a full investigation into recent allegations in a Bloomberg report that high-ranking Fannie Mae employees were intentionally violating their government prohibition ...

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House Bill Would Streamline Volcker Rule

The push to streamline reforms put in place after the financial crisis continues as the House of Representatives has passed a new bill that would streamline the Volcker Rule. Implemented as part of the larger Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and ...

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Streamlining Banking Processes

The House passed two bipartisan bills that are aimed at increasing accountability for both, banks and nonbanks.

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House Passes Four Financial Services Bills

All eyes were on the Senate Tuesday afternoon as it took up discussion of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, a bipartisan bill that would scale back and modify certain regulations put in place by the 2010 ...

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Powell Doubles Down on “Further Gradual” Interest Rate Hikes

On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made his first appearance before Congress since being sworn into the role. Remarking on the strengthening U.S. economy, Powell told Congress that “some of the headwinds the U.S. economy faced in previous years ...

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Tax Reform Bill Headed Back to House for Revote

After a victory in the House, the bill headed to the Senate Tuesday night, but a technicality will send it back to the House for a revote on Wednesday morning.

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Flood Insurance Reform Passes in House

The House has voted to reauthorize and reform the National Flood Insurance Program. What does it mean for homeowners and the housing industry in general?

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The Week Ahead: Yellen in the Spotlight

Janet Yellen will be in the limelight again on Wednesday and Thursday, this time testifying before both the House and the Senate. Will The Fed say more of the same, or will her testimony bring more changes?

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